Special Correspondents

Special Correspondents is a 2016 British-Canadian-American comedy film written, directed by and starring Ricky Gervais. The film is a remake of the 2009 French Comedy Envoyes Tres Speciaux and stars Gervais, Eric Bana, Vera Farmiga, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin Pollak, Benjamin Bratt, American Ferrera and Raul Castillo. The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on 22 April 2016 and was released worldwide by Netflix on 29 April 2016.

Gervais debuted the first official trailer on his Twitter account on 23 March 2016. A second trailer was released on 12 April 2016.

Release

In November 2014, it was reported that Sony Pictures had purchased the rights to the film for territories including the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Latin America. In April 2015, it was announced that Netflix had pre-bought the global distribution rights to the film for roughly $12 million. Special Correspondents received its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on 22 April 2016, followed by an audience discussion with Gervais, Bana and additional cast members. The film was released worldwide on 29 April 2016.

Media Ownership

Production Companies

  • Bron Studios
  • Unanimous Entertainment
  • Stage 6 Films (uncredited)

Distributors

  • Stage 6 Films (2016) (World-wide) (all media)
  • Netflix (2016) (Australia) (video) (internet)
  • Netflix (2016) (UK) (video) (internet)
  • Netflix (2016) (World-wide) (video) (internet)
  • Netflix (2016) (Japan) (video) (internet)

Special Effects

  • Union Visual Effects (visual effects by) (as Union)

Other Companies

  • Rancho Relaxo (on set caterer)
  • Focused on food Craft Service (craft service company) (as Focused on Food)
  • Goldcrest Production London (picture and sound post production provided by) (as Goldcrest Post Production, London)
  • Bling Digital / Slim Video (post-production facilities) (as Bling Sim)
  • Central Casting (background casting by: New York)
  • Gourmet To U (catering: New York)
  • Rolling Table (craft service: New York)
  • Air Studios (recording studio) (as Air Studios, London)
  • Eastcote Studios (drums recorded at) (as Eastcote Studios, London)
  • Chandler, Fogden, Aldous Entertainment Law (legal services provided by) (as Chandler Fogden Aldous, Entertainment Law)
  • Edgerton Immigration Law (USA immigration legal services provided by)
  • Laura Edgerton. ESQ (USA immigration legal services provided by)
  • Entertainment partners Canada (payroll services provided by)
  • Front Row Insurance Brokers (insurance provided by)
  • Discount Car and Truck Rentals (car and truck rentals provided by) (as Discount Car & Truck Rental)
  • SecurTrust (transport equipment provided by)
  • Polaris Star Suites(transport equipment provided by)
  • Coast to Coast (transport equipment provided by)
  • Panavision (Canada) Corporation (camera & lens equipment provided by) (as Panavision Toronto)
  • PS Production Services (grip & electric equipment provided by)
  • Deluxe Media (post production script)
  • Time (People Stylewatch Magazine: copyright)
  • Conde Nast Publications (Glamour Magazine: copyright) (as Condé Nast)
  • Ontario Media Development Corporation (film and television tax credits)
  • Protagonist Pictures (developed with the assistance of)
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